“I believe in treating the person rather than the diagnosis.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My original studies were in filmmaking. While conducting interviews for a documentary film, I realized how much I enjoyed providing a nonjudgmental space for people to talk about their lives. Since finishing grad school, I've worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I've also pursued training in mindfulness, EMDR, narrative therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe in treating the person rather than the diagnosis. There is ample research indicating it is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client that predicts positive outcomes in treatment. My primary goal as a therapist is to build a genuine connection with my clients.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
What I value above all when working with a client is the client's own experience of the world. I believe that, despite my ample knowledge of mental health, my clients are the experts when it comes to their own lives.
“My primary goal as a therapist is to build a genuine connection with my clients.”